Report Date

November 2014


Participants

Various researchers, Federal stakeholders, and practitioners from the SANE/SAFE/SART community.


Report Summary

At the request of the National Institute of Justice, the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) leads a comprehensive federal effort to organize and transfer knowledge and best practices of sexual assault nurse examiners, sexual assault forensic examiners, and collaborative sexual assault response teams (SANE/SAFE/SART). This FTCoE effort focuses on systemic challenges that impede the investigation of criminal sexual assaults in the United States, with goals that include creating an awareness of resources and ensuring that existing research, information, knowledge, and best practices are available and accessible to SANE/SAFE/SART and other practitioners who contribute to the nation’s response to sexual assault. This report presents recommendations and strategies which were derived from a three phase process including; a comprehensive literature review, a Federal stakeholder meeting, and a sexual assault practitioner stakeholder meeting and presented in a policy forum.

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